I’m a proud iPhone owner and love keeping Anglophile stuff at my fingertips on my phone. I’ve been testing out apps for some time now and I think it’s a good time talk about my 10 best iPhone apps for Anglophiles.
Top 10 Best iPhone Apps for Anglophiles
This isn’t an Anglophile apps per se, but it’s a good one to have in your arsenal. NetNewWire is a feedreader that will let you keep up to date on all your favorite Anglophile Blogs (like this one) or news feeds (like from the BBC).
Currency is a simple App, it gives you the current exchange rates. Perfect if you want to see how the dollar is faring against the pound at any time of the day.
Currency – Jeffrey Grossman
Google Earth lets you browse satellite maps for anywhere in the world, including Britain. It’s great to zoom in on my favorite English Village (Shaftesbury, Dorset) and click all the embedded images and Wikipedia articles about the place. It’s a very powerful little app and works surprisingly well, even on Edge connections.
Curious about how the Jubilee line is doing or the Northern line, this simple little app gives you the current official Tube Status from London Underground.
No Anglophile should walk around without a Map of the London Underground in their pocket. There are more full featured apps than this, but this is the cheapest one that will just give you the map. It also has the added bonus of having maps for many of the transit systems of major cities all over the world.
This is the perfect tour guide to London. Now you don’t have to carry around a guidebook and look like a tourist. It’s filled with tourist information, includes maps and reviews as well as sights and sounds of London. The app was wisely designed to be self contained, so it doesn’t need cell phone access to work.
The Telegraph newsreader is a sharp app from the Telegraph Newspaper and features the latest news articles from the great newspaper. It’s also feature rich with pictures and videos. It loads quickly and provides great writing. An excellent resource to have in your pocket. My only gripe is that there is no way to e-mail articles out of the app.
Keep up with the latest news from the ITV news network. They have text stories as well as quick loading videos that give you the latest headlines. It’s a pretty sharp application as well.
Pangea VR is a app that lets you browse 360 degree panoramas from all over the world. It’s a great app that lets you explore lots of places in Britain, right from the palm of your hand.
Not an Anglophile app either, but filled with gorgeous pictures of Britain that you can use as your iPhone’s wallpaper.
What’s your favorite Anglophile iPhone app?